Where are you from?
We are both born and bred Londoners now living in the west of London. Alexander also has Greek heritage.
Name of band:
Who is in your band?
Alexander Sol (guitars, vocals, music and lyrics) and me, Leah Lennick, (synths, vocals, music and lyrics).
How would you describe yourselves?
We try to make music in the balance between all things. That's what our name is about and that's what we seem to naturally create. It's rock, yet electronic. It's male and female. Classic and yet unlike anything that came before. Technically advanced simplicity. Part man, part machine, all music. We were once called 'decadance' that is a term we kind of liked. It sums us up really...pretty intense and a mash-up of all we love about music. Big guitars and sing-a-long anthemic choruses all washed down with full out dance bass and beats. Having said that we are suckers for a simple riff and a sweet vocal harmony too.
Who are your main influences musically?
Hugely varied (I bet everyone says that, but it's true). Everything from the classical greats like Beethoven and Mozart to Euro-trance and disco. Main rock influences can be drawn from Def Leppard, Malmsteen, Van Halen, Queen and Led Zeppelin. Dance, everything from Darude, Yazoo and John Foxx to videogame and movie soundtracks. We love proper pop like Abba and proper classics like Elvis and Johnny Cash. Basically, if it's got a great melody we are there.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
Everything. We would love to take it as far as we can. We try and make feel-good, clean music that everyone can enjoy. We write in a diverse style so the cliche applies that there really should be something for everyone. We would love to collaborate with all sorts of champs and play all sorts of stages, but first and foremost we want to make people smile.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
I hope it's too early to say, and I don't want to give a generic response. Up to date we have had some really proud moments. Releasing our first EP in July, playing to ever bigger audiences and every time we get a new fan who loves what we do, to name a few. We hope the best is yet to come and everyday things get better so that's a huge bonus!
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
The gig we played to just our mums and the sound engineer was pretty special. Or the time we played a venue with only one DI so no synths or mic for me...that was great. Oh, we have had some howlers...too many to mention, but everything is a learning experience. We wouldn't be where we are now if we hadn't worked through some of our teething problems. When you have built things from the ground up, played the dive bars with terrible sound, irritated your friends into submission with endless 'demo releases', had furious rows, cried, sweated, bled...what comes out the other side is stronger, better and much more rewarding.
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
I think it would have to be the title track from our EP 'Satellite Of Love'...it's a pretty full on track, but it was probably the track we were most free on, and probably showcases most of the elements we try and incorporate into our work. We wanted to compose it like an orchestration. It has a fairly simple lead synth riff combined with some pretty complicated guitar work. Sometimes people confuse them for arppegiated synths...but they are guitars. Vocally we wanted to create a choral so we went for it. It has a big guitar solo too (which we love to include). Lyrically it's about truth, faith and love...things we like to write about. Yeah, I think it's probably our most ambitious track to date, but it sums us up in one piece.
Where can we listen to it?
We are on Spotify under 'Eutopia' but also on Soundcloud at www.soundcloud.com/eutopia-1
Where can we find out more about your music?
Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
We would just like the opportunity to let people know that there are musicians out there who really do work on their craft, learn their instruments, play live, care about their fans. Beyond the money and the fame, we believe in creating a brand based on good music, without the shock factor. We are a family and we hope you enjoy what we make. Our nest release will be our second EP which will be available in November. You can find our debut EP 'Satellite Of Love' at all good online stores.